Last week, a small number of women registered to vote in Mecca and Madina – a first in the country’s history.
“The participation of the Saudi women in the municipal elections as voters and candidates was a dream for us,” one woman who registered to vote told Saudi Gazette. “The move will enable Saudi women to have a say in the process of the decision-making.”
While critics argue that the laws do not go far enough in advancing women’s’ rights, it is at least, a step in the right direction.
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